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May 25th, 2018
Cocaine bound for Tortola held by Trinidad & Tobago police

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, WI- Virgin Islands News Online’s media partner Trinidad Express is reporting today May 25, 2018 that cocaine valued at $20 million and bound for Tortola, Virgin Islands, was found on Wednesday May 23, 2018 at Queen’s Wharf, Port of Spain.

March 13th, 2018
Two men arrested in USVI for possession of cocaine

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - A routine traffic stop by police in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) resulted in the arrest of two individuals, after cocaine was discovered in the vehicle they were traveling in, Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Media Specialist, Sakeeda Freeman has announced.

February 4th, 2018
292 lbs of cocaine inside vessel leaving USVI towards Puerto Rico

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents, along with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), seized 292 pounds (132 kilos) of cocaine concealed inside two hidden compartments in a vessel intercepted leaving from St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), towards Puerto Rico on Saturday January 27, 2018.

December 16th, 2017
Sentencing for cocaine mule delayed

ROAD TOWN Tortola VI - A man who was found with a large quantity of cocaine earlier this year is still awaiting sentencing in the court of law.

December 13th, 2017
Man nabbed with cocaine & marijuana in Long Bush

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Our senior sources in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have confirmed that a man was taken into custody on the night of December 12, 2017 for allegedly having in his possession a quantity of cocaine and Marijuana.

May 22nd, 2017
Are some USVI horses drugged with cocaine & heroine before races?

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By Attorney Terri Griffiths, an animal lover & former USVI attorney general

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- In the US Virgin Islands (USVI), horses-racing is an unregulated sport. The statute providing for the new $30 million dollar Racino Development included a provision on anti-doping. The Senate rejected the anti-doping section. I drafted that anti-doping statute.

January 30th, 2017
Ex-boyfriend brutally beats, rape former lover- USVI police

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Police on Thursday January 26, 2017 arrested a man they say is responsible for brutally beating then raping his ex-girlfriend, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte confirmed to The Consortium Saturday January 28, 2017.

January 7th, 2017
DR man gets 41 months in USVI prison for drug crime

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Estanislao De Jesus, 47, of the Dominican Republic, to 41 months’ imprisonment followed by four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Judge Gomez also ordered De Jesus to pay a $100 special assessment and perform 300 hours of community service.

September 9th, 2016
Chesterfield allegedly told Feds he was on assignment for Gov Mapp

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALE, St Thomas, USVI — Government House security detail Neal Chesterfield, allegedly caught with 21 kilos of cocaine and about $26,000 in cash while trying to board a Spirit Airlines flight at the Cyril E. King Airport in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Saturday evening, September 3, 2016 told federal officials that he was on his way to do an advance for USVI Governor Kenneth E. Mapp, explaining to the federal officials that the governor was set to travel in three to four days.

June 2nd, 2016
Magistrate DaBreo releases $30K from 2011 Antigua drug bust

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On Wednesday June 1, 2016 Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo released a cache of $30,000 which was seized along with cocaine in Antigua in 2011 in a trafficking case against Virgin Islander Luke Roy Joseph and one other man, also of the Virgin Islands.



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